A Passage to India Part II, Chapters XVIII – XXI: Summary and Analysis

E. M. Forster

Part II, Chapters XVIII – XXI: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
A young mother: blonde Englishwoman, symbolizes British womanhood

A subaltern: British army officer of lower rank, supports Major Callendar

Mr. Amritrao: an Oxford educated, Hindu Calcutta barrister, notoriously anti-British

Summary
Mr. McBryde detains Aziz, explaining that he may be released on bail. When Fielding arrives, McBryde explains the charge to him. Fielding asks to see Miss Quested, but his request is denied. He declares that he believes Aziz is innocent. His request to see Aziz is also denied. The contents of Aziz’s table-drawer are brought in; Mr. McBryde says triumphantly, “Photographs of women.” Fielding explains that the photograph...

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